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AMAX GOLD APPOINTS COO

 GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Amax Gold Inc. (NYSE: AU; Toronto: AXG) announced that the board of directors has appointed Roger A. Kauffman as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Amax Gold.
 Kauffman was vice president -- Industrial Minerals for Hecla Mining Co., Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, since 1986. Prior to that he has held senior management and engineering positions at Hecla Mining, Ranchers Exploration and Development Corp., and Exxon Minerals.
 Milton H. Ward, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amax Gold, said, "Roger has an outstanding reputation as a proven mining manager with a history of achievements in the construction, operation, and expansion of a variety of mining operations. We are most pleased to have such an outstanding mining executive join us in growing the company."
 Kauffman holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and is a member of AIME, CIM, and American Ceramic Society.
 Amax Gold produces and explores for gold in the United States and Chile and approximately 40 percent is owned by Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. Amax Gold is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges, and Amax Gold warrants trade on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol AUWT and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AXGWT.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Lettes of Amax Gold, 303-273-0600/
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CO: Amax Gold Inc.; Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. ST: Colorado IN: MNG SU: PER

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